Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Rattlesnake Hoax

*Update to this morning's exciting anecdote:

So the snake dude came. Safely inside, I watched as he inspected behind the storage box. He then shifted the box and reached for the snake. What? He reached with his bare hand. I couldn't believe my eyes. He held the wriggling snake up for me and the kids to see. Then I realized my mistake. No, it wasn't a dreaded rattler. It was only a gopher snake.



In my defense, gopher snakes do shake their tails and are often mistaken for rattlesnakes. Better safe than sorry. The snake dude also told me that he has been retrieving many rattlesnakes from our neighborhood, so yes, it was good to call for help.

9 comments:

Rachel said...

Meh, rattlesnake or not, it still could have bitten someone. Glad you got rid of it.

Lauren@Baseballs&Bows said...

Oh, my! I would have freaked out! I am glad you had someone to help you with it whether it was a rattlesnake or not!

M&Co. said...

Wow! I'm impressed you handled it so well.

Me? I'd have screamed like a girl and been paralyzed by fear.

M&Co. at MyOwnCircleofConfusion.Com

Mama's Moon said...

Whoa! Oh. My. Gawd!!! Thank goodness you kept your cool and got the kids, and yourself, to safety in one piece - rattler or not! My skin is crawling and I just want to jump around like I'm trying to shake something off of my body...I hate, hate, hate snakes!! Gah!

Stella said...

AAAAAAH! You are so lucky that didn't happen when I was at your house Saturday. I think I would still be stuck to your ceiling! Hate snakes! Bleh!

Kellie said...

Who cares what kind of snake it was?! Snakes are snakes and blech!!

I'd have FREAKED out in your position--good job not screaming and running in circles.

Elizabeth said...

Furthermore gopher snakes use their similar colouring to rattlers to their advantage because they also will rattle with their mouths... freeaky!!! Nasty little mimics! Glad that all was well.

rachel said...

whew!!! I am so relieved for you!!!

Damselfly said...

Oh, boy. Gulp.

I was holding Fly a couple weeks ago when we startled a snake sunning by our front door. Fortunately, not a venomous snakes, yikes!